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Turn up the fat-melting, flab-fighting benefits of your usual walk with this fun, simple plan from walking pro Tina Vindum. Learn the optimal pace for calorie-burning and start toning your arms, abs, and butt with every stride. Lace up now to lose the jiggle fast!

Tone As You Walk

Alternate these two get-trim walks throughout the week -- the sculpting is ingeniously built in!

Walk 1: 30-Minute Upper-Body Blitz

Forget hand weights or park-bench push-ups. You can walk your way to sleek shoulders, a sculpted back, and toned arms without them by doing these upper-body exercises while you walk.

Walk 2: Get a Firmer Butt in 30 Minutes

Surprise: Your average walk is not a workout for your derriere. Use these rear-sculpting moves on your walk to get a better butt fast.

Hit the Right Pace

Aim for a walking speed that's about 75 percent of your maximum effort, meaning you can speak in choppy sentences. Depending on your level, that may be a very brisk 4.5 miles per hour (which burns 403 calories* an hour) but -- and here's the golden rule -- try not to let it dip below 3 miles per hour (211 calories an hour). That's the point at which women drop below the moderate-intensity exercise zone, the minimum you need to do to get cardio benefits from your workout.

*Calorie burns are based on a 140-pound woman.

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6/11/2014 07:11:21 AM Report Abuse
Sabrinajphi1 wrote:

Why does most weight stuff always use a low weight person. like the walking stuff. I am interested in the walking info but I cannot walk that fast for a distance. My weight was 265 on July 12th of this year. I am trying and succedding at losing more. Would like to how many calories I should be eating to get down to -like 165. My highest weight was 498lbs.

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tessmcnulty wrote:

What a brilliant magazine, I love it ! Sadly I don't think I can subscribe I live in England.

6/10/2011 12:16:06 AM Report Abuse
janeckel2 wrote:

Love it. I sit in front of a computer all day so any tips to help the butt, I am all for it!

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